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Preserving Local History and Celebrating the Arts

The Beverly Shores Depot Museum and Art Gallery is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the support of artists and preservation of local history.

Beverly Shores Hotel

Preserving History


The Depot Museum shares the history of Beverly Shores through a variety of media. Explore our in-person exhibits at the Depot, online virtual exhibits, and walk the Heritage Trail to see the town’s significant sights firsthand.

Past Museum Exhibits


Commemorating Our Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend
Commemorating Our Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend
During the Memorial Day weekend, we will gather at the Depot to and honor our veterans and commemorate their service to our country. Representatives from American Legion Post #37 will present a 21-gun...
Erosion
Erosion
Opening June 11th, 2021 5-7pm
Disappearing beaches are not new to Beverly Shores; it's a pattern that has recurred ever since the land for the town was purchased by Fred Bartlett in 1929. From 1951 on,...
Beaches and Old Resorts
Beaches and Old Resorts
In 1929, Fredrick Bartlett, one of Chicago’s largest real estate developers, purchased 1400 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan. He wanted to create a resort community like the ones in Florida. Tourists...
1935 Chicago World’s Fair
1935 Chicago World’s Fair
The Century of Progress Exposition was conceived in an atmosphere of economical, political, and social crisis. The Fair assumed National importance during the Great Depression. Because of the vision of...
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Past Gallery Exhibits


Unique Gifts


Discover artwork, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and more from local artists as well as selected items from around the world at the Depot Gift Shop. Shop for gifts and special pieces year-round at our online store.

Artist Gifts

Donate to the Depot


Please consider donating to the Depot Museum and Gallery. One hundred percent of your donation is used to fund the programs of the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery.